Where is that woo-woo feeling?


Well………..one of them is still red anyway….although it reminds me a of tornado on red ground. One is untouched, still with the first coat of red………. and one is no where near red. I’ll take a picture so I can “get away” from them and see what I think. These babies may end up with several layers.

The red doesn’t have much value change….way too much like the same ole, same ole for the other one.

I’m feeling a deep dissatisfaction with a lot of my work lately…………why is that? Does it mean growth? Well, if it does, then I’m ready to get past the growth cycle for a change and fall in love with something I’m doing. I want to feel the “woo-woo…..that is right on, way to go” feeling.

"….if you can’t make it big, make it red


………..”if you can’t make it big, make it red”…………a part of a quote attributable to several artists….therefore, anonymous.

That’s what has happened to these 16 x 16″ weird pieces I started at colony. At colony I wanted to use colors and design that I don’t usually start with…….well, wouldn’t you know, these scoundrels have been haunting my dreams ever since. They just don’t work for me so, finally, this morning I into the studio to just wipe them out. And wipe them out with what??…….RED, that favorite of colors, of course.

While not finished by a long shot, there is a beginning here. Off to the studio to think some more on what comes next.

Finally


Hopefully, I can give some of the computer stuff a break for a few days. I finally got the images of the three new small paintings done and up on my website. I still don’t have the individual pages for them yet…….or the other three new larger ones, but I’ll get to it before long.

It has just taken TOO long to clean up my website a little. I had a lot of old links that no longer worked to other art sites and just general accumulations of stuff kinda like my closet and cupboards get over time.

Here’s one of the images…………the others are on my website.

Quotes, I love quotes.

Quotes……I love quotes, but all of mine have just gone swoosh off my computer. I went looking for the file but it’s gone……..and I had some doozies in that file.

But on to the reason I’m thinking of this…I receive a lot of newsletters and subscribe to lots of lists and blogs. Today I got one in the in-box that I love to read through in my spare time. I seem to have lots of spare time. Anyway, this one is called Creativity Portal and comes to you if you sign up at creativity-portal .

One of the first articles I clicked on represented what I’ve been doing a lot of recently….or more correctly, for the past year……THE LULL. The article can be found here.

Actually, it’s called Romancing the Lull: Creativity’s Pause Button written by Jill Badonsky. I saw a couple of quotes in the article I can certainly identify with…….
“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious“._ Samuel Butler. And the other… “It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.”_ Gertrude Stein

Well, if those quotes can be relied on as a marker for genius, then you can count on me to come up with something wonderful soon. It’s getting pretty awful when you dust furniture or write in your journal/blog instead of paint on the three little paintings that are just waiting for their finishing touches. And finishing touches are all they need……..that is, unless I make a major goof and it makes me start over again…..with another layer.

Anyway, I encourage those of you planning on becoming geniuses, to sign up for the creativity portal newsletter………… andit will help you come up with validation for all those times you stare at a painting for hours on end.

Pulling hair

Pulling hair…….or that’s the way you feel after trying to figure out how to fix over 102 pages on a website. I’ve worked off and on for days trying to get the backgrounds and both shared borders of all pages the same. Seems like I just got darker and darker over the past year or so for the background color making new pages, too. Now, it might be very light on some monitors but lighter is better than too much a middle value khaki. I, also was ready to hurl this keyboard trying to figure out why I couldn’t get the changes to my page links moved from the top to the side on all pages………finally figured it out but it had to be done one at a time although you are SUPPOSED to be able to click change for all pages. I still am not able to get the colored text on the top to show on the internet….but maybe later. A little ho-hum maybe, but if it gets too colorful or busy it takes away from the art….or worse, clashes with the colors in the art as I change them out.

Wish I could comprehend CSS so I could have side navigation with no underlines but such is my muddled brain……..not to be.
Heck I even saw 3-4 collages with no page of their own….and I have several new paintings that aren’t up either so ………..more pages to add. After I recover from the basic re-do. Most people won’t even notice that I’ve changed anything. But take it from me, lots of stuff has been deleted and some links page info deleted, etc. I still plan to do a little more of that on the main links page…………but those three little paintings on the wall easel are calling to me first.